ERIE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Public Safety Banquet Awards Dinner
Perry Hi-Way Hose Company
Meeting minutes- April 8th, 2016
Attendance- 20 companies (150 ppl) & 5 associates
PLEDGE: By the body
PRAYER: Led by Dave Duberow
Treasurer’s report: See attached- None motion to pay the bill accepted and passed.
Minutes: motion to accept the minutes, motion was accepted and passed
OBITS: list to follow in the May minutes
Fire Safety House:
New Business: At the dinner Carol Loll read a poem about Firefighters and John Grappy, representing Kathy Dahlkemper, talked about how the Next Generation Radio System and how it is progressing.
Stork Club presentations- presented by Jim Carstater to Cranesville Fire Department: Louie DePalma, Paige Miller, Brandon Kennedy and Dave Maynard of WCPA helped in Delivering a Baby Girl.
Fire Safety Education Award- presented by Dave Duberow to Perry Hi-Way
Special FASP Valor Award- presented by Tom Cullen for the Unit Citation Valor Award and Individual Valor Award to crews of Tower 2 and Engines 6, 8, 11, & 12. They were Captain Tom Polotas, Firefighter Kevin Dunbar, Firefighter Robert Weschenfelder, Firefighter Daniel Palmer, Firefighter Douglas Valerio ll and Firefighter Charles Foley from Erie Fire Department for a structure fire with entrapment.
EMS Provider- presented by Jim Carstater to the Erie County Department of Public Safety EMS Sub-Committee Bill Hagerty, Chair; Brandon Kramer, Vice Chair; Steph Fox, Secretary; Cindi Dahlkemper, Lou DePalma, Joe Cree and Bill McClincy of EMMCO West.
Law Enforcement- Fire Police Award- presented by Jim Carstater to Officer Michael Fitsgerald from Millcreek Police Department.
George Hamburger Memorial Training Award: presented by Jim Carstater to Dan Hunt.
President’s Award of Merit- presented by Sparky Warner to Dave Basnak, UPMC/Hamot.
Citizen of the Year- presented by Jim Carstater to Mike McGrady, MCM Consulting Group.
Fireman of the Year Award- presented by Jim Carstater to Chief Tony Pol, Erie Fire Department.
Fire Training grounds:
Good of the order: Next month’s meeting will be at the Erie Firefighter’s Museum on Friday May 13th, 2016 from 7p-9p.